Waterside Academy


Welcome to Year 2

Class Teacher: Miss Woods

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Clare

School Council Representative: 

Eco Team Member: 

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Spring Term PE: 

Tuesdays-Tennis  (No PE kits)

Wednesday-Hand Ball (PE Kits). 

The phonics taught at Waterside is delivered using 'Twinkl Phonics' - this is true for phases one through to four. Phase five and 6 are supplemented using additional materials. Children are encouraged to read at school regularly and the books they read from are always matched to their current phase of phonological learning. When the children have 'guided' sessions new sounds, words and more challenging texts are used as their are adults leading the sessions who can question and stretch appropriately.  


Homework will be handed out on a Thursday and returned on Tuesday. 

In Spring 1 we learnt about the Great Fire of London. At the end of the unit the children wrote a newspaper report as though they were there in 1666. In D&T they designed and made a fire-engine with moving wheels.

Year 1 and Year 2 took part in a Health and Wellbeing Workshop. The children enjoyed a range of activities to help them learn to develop healthy lifestyle habits.

The children made houses from the Great Fire of London as part of their homework. 


In computing we looked at moving images. We chose a fairy tale, drew the back ground and made the main character out of modelling clay. We moved the model a tiny bit each time and then took a photo of each frame.  We then used a programme that allowed the pictures to be shown in a sequence making our characters move across the scene. 


The children drew their fire-engine designs and then experimented using wooden and plastic wheels. Then they decided whether they wanted fixed wheels or wheels that turned on a wooden axle. They then made a body, a ladder and added lights, number plates and fire-fighters.

OS maps!

We've been exploring OS maps and their symbols. We had various maps and the symbols to match up.

We identified where our school is and our journey we take to get school. 

Regrouping, regrouping! 

In maths the children have been learning about regrouping. We identified and investigated together that a number can be regrouped in many different ways. 

Exploring the 7 continents! 

In Geography we explored the 7 continents in the world. We learnt that we belong in the Continent Europe. 

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